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Considering applying to TAG for admission during the 2018-19 school year? The TAG application packet is now available! You can download the application packet and the article that students need to read in order to complete their application project below!

If you have any questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to call our TAG office at 972-925-5974.

2017-2018 TAG Application Packet (COMPLETE)

TAG Project Article: Lost in the Siberian Taiga

TAG is excited to welcome our new college access provider, Mr. Gerardo Padierna.

Mr. Padierna will assist students with college applications, exploring colleges, and finding internships. Delta Smith, a TAG senior, interviewed Mr. Padierna for our school publication, Inklings. Read the full interview at this link.

Excerpt from TAG Inklings, November 2017 Issue: For this issue, we decided to interview our new college advisor, Mr. Padierna. He is a TAG graduate, so he has a very clear idea of the necessities for success both at TAG and college. If you have any ideas on specific people we should interview for future issues, or a certain profession you would like us to publish, please let us know!

Inkling Interview: Click here 

Dear Students & Parents, Do you like our new eBlast format in English & Spanish? They are color coded with English first followed by Spanish.

Would you like to join the newly formed TAG eMedia team? We are parents & volunteers who have exciting new ideas for the eBlast & website. Come join us. Or send us your feedback.

Yearbook photos from Monday, November 6 – Wednesday, November 8.

Seniors took their photos during Thesis on Monday and Tuesday. Boys wore a button-up shirt and tie, and girls wore  something with a v-neck or scooped neck so that it won’t show underneath the graduation robe.

Information about ordering pictures will be available within two to three weeks.

Questions? Contact Ms. Greer at ggreer@dallasisd.org.

Cloud Computing Training

When:   Saturday, Nov 18th
Time:    3PM – 7PM
Where:  Microsoft Store, North Park Mall, 8687 N Central Expy Ste 1612, Dallas, TX 75225
Who:      High School Students and Parents.
Cost:     FREE to TAG students and parents ($20 to others. Money will be donated to PTA)
Class Size:  FIRST COME-FIRST SERVE –  Size about 15-18

RoboTAG Robotics Team

November 4: TAG’s RoboTAG Robotics Team competed for the BEST Award and for game competition ranking in the BEST Robotics Dallas regional. The BEST Award scores the team’s engineering notebook, marketing presentation, display booth, student interviews, and robot game competition ranking to determine the overall best robotics team.

TAG placed second overall out of twenty-four teams competing for the BEST Award. Out of thirty-three teams competing in the robot game competition, TAG finished fourth. RoboTAG will be representing TAG and Dallas ISD at the Texas State BEST Robotics Championship on 7 9 December at UT Dallas in Richardson and the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco.

Featured Student

Dr. Travis McPhail

Travis McPhail, a Class of 2000 TAG graduate, has a special reason to look forward to the September 24 opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum for African-American History and Culture. As a Google computer scientist, Dr. McPhail heads up Project Griot, an interactive 3D exhibit that will launch at the museum in 2017. With a group of colleagues from the Black Googler Network, McPhail has developed a way for museum visitors to interact with scanned images, text and other materials for many of the museum’s artifacts, since space limitations only allow a fraction of them to be exhibited at any one time. If you don’t want to wait until next year to see an example of the group’s work, you can check out an interactive Google Expedition that takes participants on a virtual journey along the path of the historic Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Georgia. The expedition launches online in the last week of September.

At TAG, McPhail was drum major of the Big D Townview Band and volunteered to visit middle schools to recruit 8th graders to TAG. He went on to Rice University, where he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science. He is currently a project lead at Google where he works on 2D and 3D rendering for Google maps.

If you are interested, here is a selection of articles by/about Travis.

Official Google blog post by Dr. McPhail

3D Google Exhibit to Tell History of Black America